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David Randall

Managing Director

David Randall

David Randall is the Managing Director of DRA Safety Specialists and has been involved in the Work Health and Safety Industry since 1990 and continues to provide consulting, training and auditing services to clients throughout Australia and overseas. 

David has a Mechanical Engineering degree, Science degree and Diplomas of Management / Business / Work Health and Safety.  He has held the position of Regional Representative of the Gold Coast Branch of the Safety Institute of Australia since its inception in 1990 to the present day, and was President of the SIA (QLD & NT) from 2008- 2011 and has been appointed to the Retail, Wholesale, Hospitality, Recreation and other Services Industry Sector Standing Committee to represent the safety interests of this industry at the State level.  He is currently a Government Accredited Self Insurance auditor, an RABQSA Lead Auditor (OHS) and a Chartered Generalist OHS Professional with the SIA.


  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Degree (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Science Degree (Maths / Physics)
  • Diploma of Management
  • Diploma of Business
  • Diploma of Work Health and Safety
  • Lead Auditor – OHS (RABQSA – Exemplar Global14035)
  • Certificate IV in Workplace Training & Assessment (TAA40116)
  • Fire Safety Adviser
  • Accredited Self Insurance Auditor 31981 – Workplace Health and Safety Queensland
  • Justice of the Peace (Qual)
  • Unrestricted Pilots Licence and RAA Licence

Professional Association Memberships

  • Member of the Institution of Engineers, Australia and Chartered Professional Engineer
  • Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ 15736)
  • Lifetime Member OHS Professional of the Safety Institute of Australia. (President QLD & NT Division 2008-2011)
  • Member of the Industry Sector Standing Committee – Retail, Wholesale, Hospitality, Recreation and other Services since 2005
  • Member of the Rotary Club of Southport since 1997 (President 2006-2007)

Sample of Achievements

  • The development of online WHS Management Systems and Staff Induction programs.
  • Conducted Compliance, Self Insurance and System Management Audits for clients as a regular part of a continuing consultancy or as a one off service.
  • Provided expert witness service for a number of solicitors dealing with personal injury claims within workplaces.
  • Provided regular consultancy service to clients to assist them with the implementation of their WHS Management System, and provided ongoing risk management services and auditing to ensure compliance to the legislation.
  • Assisted companies with their applications and management of Enforceable Undertakings in association with the Regulator.
  • Speaker at National and International Conferences such as the Safety Institute of Australia, Institute of Hotel Engineers, ALAARA, IAAPA etc.
  • Provide guidance and reporting to Boards of major corporations (Ardent Leisure) and Schools.
  • Provide AS3533 auditing services and design varification, design registration services and annual inspections for amusement device operators (Village Theme Parks, Ardent Leisure, Merlin Entertainment Group, Adventure World)

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